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Old 03-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Oct 2008
St Petersburg, Florida
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I am brewing a Vanilla Bourbon IS.

This is a 5 gallon batch.

How much vanilla bean should I put into the secondary?


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Old 03-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Montpelier, VT
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In my experience, 1 will give you a subtle aftertaste, two will be more noticeable. It really depends upon the recipe and your preferences. I always soak the beans in either vodka or bourbon/scotch to kill any nasties that may be hitching a ride before tossing it all in though, FYI.

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